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New model of weapon identified in latest North Korean tests, South Korean officials say - MetNews
(CNN)North Korea tested “long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons” on Saturday in a “strike drill” overseen by the country’s leader Kim Jong Un, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency. In an earlier statement, South Korean officials said several short-range projectiles flew 70 to 200 kilometers (43 to 124 miles) before crashing into the sea. The launches took place between 9:06 a.m and 9:27 a.m. local time Saturday (8:06 p.m. to 8:27 ET Friday). The test is understood to be the first missile launch from North Korea since late 2017 — and the first since US President Donald Trump began meeting the country’s leader. The move could escalate tensions with the United States, coming two months after …